Works at Dar iż-Żerniq, in collaboration with the Marigold Foundation, near completion
The Marigold Foundation commemorated World Disability Day by visiting recent works being carried out at Dar Żerniq in Siġġiewi, the home of four intellectually disabled residents who are living within the community under supervision of Dar tal-Providenza.
Purchased in 1993 by Dar il-Providenza, the home aims to provide a place in the community for intellectually disabled residents to encourage and promote inclusiveness. After 26 years, the house needed restoration and The Marigold Foundation agreed to take over this project by investing € 55,000 in works including the installation of new services, a new elavator, new bathrooms, apertures and furniture.
Marigold Chair and Co-Founder Michelle Muscat said that such projects were concrete acts that improved the lives of the people most in need. She said that today one did not talk about disabilities but at the ability to be able to overcome these and help people reach new levels. She explained that such projects also helped to give parents peace of mind that their children would still live a good life when they could no longer care for them.
Fr. Martin Micallef said that the Marigold Foundation was one of the main benefactors and collaborators of Dar tal-Providenza.